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Watch: The Root Staff Tries Neiman Marcus’ #GentrifiedGreens

The Root staffers eating the $66 Neiman Marcus collard greens
The Root screenshot
The Root staffers eating the $66 Neiman Marcus collard greens
The Root screenshot

It started out with a prayer from Danielle Belton, the managing editor of The Root. "Dear Lord, please don't let these be nasty," Belton said, right before tasting Neiman Marcus' very, very expensive collard greens.

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Last week, Neiman Marcus' greens got a lot of attention, basically because who the hell sells greens for $66? Not to mention the shipping price of $15. Well, apparently people actually rushed to buy the greens. And Neiman Marcus should probably slide us a percentage of its profits because we were the first to write about them, and we actually purchased a box.

Unfortunately, the greens were straight garbage. As Danielle Young, our social-content producer, stated, "Rachel Dolezal cooked these."

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In the end, News Editor Breanna Edwards complained about a stomachache to me after she ate them. All I could do was laugh from the comfort of my home and thank God I wasn't in the office to smell or eat those greens.

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hystericalparoxysms
Hysterical Paroxysms

Rachel Dolezal cooked these? Wow, that bad, huh. On behalf of everybody not eating those greens, I thank you for your snackrifice.